The “European Parliament Written Declaration 0035/2011 on the need for accessible 112 emergency services” was adopted today. It invites the Commission “to promote the development of fully accessible and reliable Next Generation 112 services independent from devices and networks, using the Total Conversation concept” and “to put forward legislative and standardisation proposals to make 112 services fully accessible to all citizens, giving priority to sign language services using video technologies and text-based services to ensure the inclusion of deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-disabled users”.

This is an additional support towards the deployment of an accessible Next Generation 112.

The full text is available here.